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Rice cheers on women in politics, rules out presidential bid
PARIS (AFP) -- US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has insisted she does not plan to seek the US presidency in 2008, while hailing women's growing role in world politics, in an interview with French television.

"I'm very glad that women are running, and women are winning in many places," Rice told TF1 television late Wednesday. "I was at the inauguration of President Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia and for President Bachelet in Chile."

"But I won't be one of them," she told the channel from the NATO summit in the Latvian capital Riga, adding that she was "an academic at heart."

"Hopefully I, as secretary of state, can still help the United States to achieve some very important milestones.... But when I've done that, I'll go home to California and teach students about this experience," she said.
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